It was about as textbook as baseball victories come. Manteca High kicked off the first round of the Walker Vick Classic Thursday afternoon at home with a solid 8-3 victory over Enochs of Modesto. The Buffaloes enjoyed nearly flawless efforts in all phases of the game, including solid pitching from starter Curtiss May, mistake-free defense and aggressive and timely offense. After a rocky first two innings in which May allowed three runs (two earned) on ...
The Valley Oak League's reigning dynasty is keeping it in the royal family. East Union senior Ashley Rose became the third different Lancer over the last three seasons to be voted the conference's Most Valuable Player, following senior classmate Rachel McDaniel (2008) and Christin Gowan (2007). The Lancers have captured three straight VOL championships and four of their last five. The season was highlighted by 16 straight victories to start, 27 wins total to tie ...
The round's medalist and Sierra's throw-out scorer were separated by just five strokes.
MODESTO - East Union softball coach Brian Goulart used three syllables to describe Kourtni McCall's first varsity start as a pitcher.
RIPON – Hitting hasn't been a problem for Ripon Christian thus far this season, and Wednesday was no different as the Knights racked up nine runs on 14 hits.
Fishing in the rain isn't that bad. It seems like the worse the weather; the better the fishing has been for me. Many people have a hard time believing that fish bite in the rain. I tell them fish live underwater, and that they aren't going to get any wetter. The rain, I believe actually helps disguise some noise and makes the fish more active. Biologists believe that fish react to barometric pressure more than ...
MODESTO – The East Union sophomore softball team picked back up where it left off a season ago with a 9-0 win over Lathrop Wednesday afternoon at the Ceres Tournament at Rainbow Fields in Modesto.
WESTON RANCH – Goalkeeper Mayra Ambriz had eight saves and the Weston Ranch defense played its best contest of the season, as the Cougars battled McNair to a scoreless tie Thursday at home.
GALT - Things went pretty much as expected Wednesday afternoon at Galt High, the site of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinals.
]RIPON – Experience helped the Ripon High girls soccer team keep its non-league record flawless against an opponent coach Jose Bobadilla says is the best his Indians have played thus far.
My first of three encounters with Chelsea Gray started on her family's driveway. Then an incoming 6th grader at Brock Elliot School, she was decked out in her AAU team uniform and dribbling a basketball between her legs while I scouted for a spot to take a picture. The basketball hoop silhouetted by the blinding sun and bright, blue sky caught my eye, but for a half second I was no longer thinking about the ...
Ripon Christian junior Tyler Goslinga left a good enough impression on opposing Trans Valley League coaches that he earned both their respect and one of the conference's top honors.
ATWATER – Sierra had its opportunities to pick up its second win Wednesday in Atwater, but three Falcon unearned runs on two fielding errors in the second led to a 3-2 setback.
Heather Scharmann was determined not to make the same mistake twice. Scharmann keyed host Sierra's five-run rally in the sixth inning, belting a go-ahead single to left in the Timberwolves' 5-2 come-from-behind victory over Tracy Tuesday. The third-year varsity starter lined into an inning-ending double play with two base runners on in the fourth. She found herself in a similar situation in the sixth, with one out and runners in scoring position. Scharmann battled Tracy ...
When it comes to high school wrestling, there is no bigger stage than the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships, which kick off Friday at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
STOCKTON – The Lathrop Jr. Spartans junior varsity team made a respectable run in the Delta Youth Football League playoffs.
Ivy Benson and Tyanne Woodyard-Smith scored two goals apiece as the Manteca Fury under-19 girls soccer team distanced themselves from the Manteca Revolution on Saturday, 6-1.
BERKELEY (AP) - As good as Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion and wide receiver Brandin Cooks are going right now, they hardly needed the help afforded by California's porous defense.
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